You Ask, We Answer: Should I Consider a Warranty when Buying a New Home?

In today's blog post we'll briefly explore home warranties including some of the pros and cons of buying one and how they differ from homeowner's insurance.

Case-Shiller Home Prices: Price Growth Slows in September

According to the Case-Shiller National Home Price Index, annual home price growth slipped to a seasonally-adjusted rate of 4.80 percent in September. This was 0.30 percent lower than August's year-over-year reading of 5.10 percent.

Buying a Home with a Mortgage? A Quick Guide to Closing Costs and What to Expect

Whether you're just starting to shop for a new home or you've already found the perfect new house and you're ready to submit an offer, if you're taking out a mortgage loan to cover some of the home's purchase price you should be aware of the various closing costs you may encounter.

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – November 24, 2014

Last week's scheduled economic news included the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index, Housing Starts and Existing Home Sales. FOMC meeting minutes were released along with weekly Freddie Mac mortgage rates and weekly jobless claims.

USDA Mortgages: Take Advantage of These Low-Rate Mortgage Loans to Buy a New Home

In today's blog post we'll introduce the USDA Rural Development Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program, explain the benefits of this mortgage program and how to determine if you qualify.

FOMC Minutes: Economy Growing, Housing Lags

Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting held October 28 and 29 were released Wednesday. The report suggests that the U.S. economy continues to improve, although the annual inflation rate remains near 1.50 percent and short of the committee's goal of 2.00 percent.

Three Key Tips to Help Ensure Your Mortgage Pre-Approval Isn’t Declined

In today's blog post we'll share three quick tips that can help to ensure that your mortgage pre-approval isn't declined.

The Down Payment: Everything You Need to Know About Your Down Payment on a New Home

Whether you're just starting to shop for a new home or you've found the perfect house and are crafting your offer, if you're taking out a mortgage to help cover your real estate purchase you've likely given some thought to your down payment.

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – November 17, 2014

Last week's housing related news was lean, with no scheduled reports released other than Freddie Mac's primary mortgage market survey. We'll start with some good news...

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